TT: 1:47:50 AP: 8:13 (8:25, 8:27, 8:29, 8:14, 8:12, 8:03, 8:25//, 7:48, 8:21, 8:20, 8:35, 8:24, 7:45)
I wasn't sure what to expect from this race since I have just run two marathons. I feel like I've barely run since Utah Valley, so I was just happy to be here today. Collette texted me last night about going to the race together. What a great surprise! We rode the bus up together.
I started very slow because I didn't want to Fly 'n Die. I kept holding back and wish I wouldn't have. I missed my course PR by 10 seconds :( I dropped by GU somewhere and had to stop at the mile 7 aid station. It totally cost me 20-30 seconds to open my GU and eat it (and it was a gross flavor).
Once I excited the canyon, I decided to push as hard as I could. My first half of the race, my AP was 8:16 (down the canyon). My second half of the race, my AP was 8:11 (flat). I need to be a better down-the-canyon runner. I saw an aquaintance about mile 12. She kinda drives me crazy and I went right past her. I knew I had to go to puke zone to keep her at bay. It was my fastest mile of the race.
I hung out in the finish chute for a minute to video Collette coming in. I saw lots of friends! Then Carter started his 5k. He only wanted to run it to get the free Kneaders french toast. He did a great job! 6th in his AG.
Post race, I'm feeling quite sore. I must have run harder than I was in shape for. I'm pleased with my time all things considered. But I'm ticked I missed my course PR by 10 seconds (I should've looked up that PR time before the race).
I need to decide if I want to run St George. Today is maybe not the day to make that decision :)